16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Nashville in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Nashville to be warmer, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
The Wave Organ ©
The Wave Organ

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and then steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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